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Xavier plays host to USTA/ITA NAIA South Regional
September 30, 2010

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     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana will play host to the USTA/ITA NAIA South Regional Championships beginning Friday at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center.
     Seven schools — Xavier, Auburn Montgomery, Brenau (women only), Loyola (men only), SCAD Atlanta, Spring Hill and William Carey — will compete in singles and doubles. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with first-round men's and women's singles matches.
     AUM's Boris Obama and Loic Didavi are the top two men's singles seeds. Obama and Didavi also will compete as the No. 1 doubles seed. Ana Veselenovic and Jade Curtis of AUM are the top two women's singles seeds, and Veselenovic earned the No. 1 women's doubles seed with Morgane Zowczak.
     Didavi, Veselenovic and Brenau's Lyn See Choo were first-team NAIA All-Americans this past season.
     Obama will play Loyola's Joshua Washington at 9 a.m. in the first round. Veselenovic has a first-round singles bye and will meet Xavier's Melissa DeLoach or Spring Hill's McCall Hedrick at 1 p.m.
     Xavier freshman Amir Rahbar, who won four of five singles matches this past weekend in the HBCU National Championships, is seeded eighth in men's singles and will play Spring Hill's Chris Link at 9 a.m. Jonathan Aubrey of the Gold Rush will play William Carey's Pedro Moreno at 9 a.m., and XU's Sean Richardson will play Loyola's Jordan Hunting at 11 a.m.
     The DeLoach-Hedrick singles match will start at 9 a.m. Also playing for the Gold Nuggets at that time will be Amber Brown against Spring Hill's Paige Malone and Carmen Nelson against SCAD Atlanta's fifth-seeded Daniela Vukadinovic.
     The three-day event will conclude Sunday. It's the last of three tournaments for Xavier during the fall semester.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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